Subjunctive or indicative form?

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Subjunctive or indicative form?

I don't understand why this sentence is indicative form?

Tu penses qu'il est bon pour elle?

For question or negation, I suppose we should use subjuctive form along with penser:

Tu penses qu'il soit bon pour elle?

Please help to explain it?

Merci.

Asked 2 years ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

I agree with you: if penser is used in the negative or in a question it should be followed by the subjunctive. However, in everyday French, people will often use the indicative.

Subjunctive or indicative form?

I don't understand why this sentence is indicative form?

Tu penses qu'il est bon pour elle?

For question or negation, I suppose we should use subjuctive form along with penser:

Tu penses qu'il soit bon pour elle?

Please help to explain it?

Merci.

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